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All of these lose out to a phone. None of these shoot RAW.
Please make a CX sensor sized compact with a reasonable pixel pitch... or learn from what nokia is doing.

I understand jacking up the megapixel count is a way of preventing cross segment cannibalisation through limiting the increase in image quality, but does sony have to release this many models?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:10 UTC as 49th comment

now, what would be impressive is if these ARM processors were actually used to provide us with RAW files. Yes the first RAW shooting smartphone would really nail it home.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:53 UTC as 115th comment | 3 replies
On article Samsung US announces rugged and waterproof SD cards (49 comments in total)
In reply to:

morganb: but seriously, are not most sandisk cards strong enough to deal with most normal harsh conditions?

My extreme II cards would like to have a word with you :P

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 22:24 UTC

no SLT is good. It means less degradation of IQ. Seems sony is now trying to become a serious player.

I wonder if they'll chuck a canon and ruthlessly replace canons with sonys at events like F1...?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 06:49 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
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jj74e:'s better than the NEX7 in every way except for the sensor, maybe the EVF, and maybe handling? all at a cheaper price? I'm down for it. Just waiting for Samsung to announce the NX20 to see if it's worth looking into.

But am I the only one who doesn't like how it looks? It just looks like an awkward, clunky, kind of retro plastered block. Like an elegant K-01 or something.

I wonder if the sensor is really worse than the NEX7 given how the NEX7 sensor only has resolution to brag about, having a higher proportion of noise than all current m43 sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 04:10 UTC
On article Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced (271 comments in total)
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Peter G: Deleting the AA filter from a camera at the factory shouldn't increase it's price.

you get more software bundled with the camera that corrects moire.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:27 UTC
On article Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced (271 comments in total)
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wskb: Ahhh, so it is 36M! Don't need that then... though I'm sure lots will!

nicolaie, the proportion of noise does not change regardless of resolution. Also colour accuracy suffers as well as tonal information which is the mail pitfall of smaller pixels like this camera... with that said the D7000 sensor knocks on the door of a 5d mk II, and thus this D800 should be just as good as a 5d mk II if not better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 04:22 UTC
On article Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom (190 comments in total)
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Jogger: Ive been shooting the Nikkor 24-70 for almost 3 years, i dont think ive ever needed IS/VR once. If you are shooting under 1/60, youre going to get motion blur from your subject... so, nice sharp background and blurry subjects.

Is there a bit of sentimentality speaking there?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 01:02 UTC
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)

D7000/K5 sensor in a package for half the price.... thats quite good actually

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 12:54 UTC as 384th comment

I wonder how well a 6mpx ultracompact with a more open lens would do. Someone needs to stop this megapixel lunacy... or at least, develop lenses that can decently match the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 05:06 UTC as 56th comment

Portrait grip on a P&S. Why not? Why arent other manufacturers adding buttons like that?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 00:49 UTC as 54th comment

i hope thats not an excuse to jack up the pixel count. The cameras are so far beyond the diffraction limit its not funny....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 02:23 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (442 comments in total)

at first I was critical of this system, but after a bit of thought this camera makes sense. I'd complain if the 2.7 crop factor sensor actually meant a decrease in overall IQ, however this camera offers M43 level performance which isn't really a compromise.

The way I understand it, this camera is designed to be a camera that prioritises capturing things. There are also other things that this camera does that M43 and other MILC will be unable to do, such as the high FPS burst, or always-in-focus video.

Sure, you might go "why not manual focus", or question why you'd need such a high burst rate, and that, that is just marketing but thats really the cry of photographers who are a bit too conservative and who need to realise that 'good photography' doesn't mean shooting with your hands tied behind your back.

I hope the next J1/V1 iteration has a better processor/PASM dial, or at least an option to activate an "advanced mode"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 03:11 UTC as 104th comment
On article CES 2012: Lytro Photowalk (140 comments in total)

I wonder what is with the biggotry on dpreview. I thought that there would be better here. A lot of the comments here seem like they're from photographers who are scared of seeing their profession 'die out'.

And they must be incredibly short sighted to see "no application exists". Imagine, you take 64 photos from the same perspective, at different settings from one camera in one snap. That'd let you choose after the shot; that'd make a camera a ridiculously powerful tool.

I think they're the same people who see photography as its own sacred art form in which much bravado is thrown around.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 16:08 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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BobORama: The great thing about the D4 is that with ISO 204,800 its now possible to see the human soul, or lack thereof in individuals sitting in an unlit salt mine.

-- Bob

I think they need a new system for film speeds soon...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:56 UTC
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)

people need to understand that cameras like the D700,D3,D3s and this are drugs. The main appeal is the monstrous, light-sucking sensor. Nothing else gives this kind of performance for a relatively accessible price.

Just wait for the D800S if you guys want it at a more sane price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:54 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR (228 comments in total)
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Retro Joe: Looks great but for the price you can get yourself(or many other high end camera combos for that matter...this is just one example to illustrate the overpricing by Nikon):

1.D7000 $1199
2. 5D MkII $2299
3. K5 $1099
4. a77 $1399

Unless you specifically require the improvements, what's the point in buying? The one thing I will say in its favor, high end cameras today are holding their value better and longer as the tech improvements have slowed dramatically in past few years.

thats the same as saying that you could afford more than 50 canon A1500 powershots. Nikon doesn't really overprice considering the D700 exists with a similar sensor to the D3s (which you conveniently ignored).

You're comparing a bodies made of normal materials versus higher end qc + much more expensive materials.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:44 UTC

flood much?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 05:30 UTC as 33rd comment

I hope they implement wifi on the NX20. That would have so many practical implications that would make the camera so much more useful than just a piece of equipment by itself.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Buyer's Guide: 10 Home Studio Lighting Kits (95 comments in total)
In reply to:

OSAM: Where are my SBs?

SBs come nowhere close to these studio flashes...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 00:43 UTC
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